The new covenant is founded on Christ. It is not a covenant of law, but rather of forgiveness.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 31:31-40

ESV Text: Jeremiah 31:31-40



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:6 and ends at about 7:17

31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

     35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. 37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD. 38 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner. 39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath. 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 713:
Your Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We

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1. Your little ones, dear Lord, are we, 
And come Your lowly bed to see; 
Enlighten ev’ry soul and mind, 
That we the way to You may find. 

2. With songs we hasten You to greet 
And kiss the dust before Your feet; 
O blessed hour, O sweetest night, 
That gave You birth, our soul’s delight. 

3. Oh, draw us wholly to you, Lord 
and to us all your grace accord; 
True faith and love to us impart, 
that we may hold you in our heart. 

4. Until at last we, too, proclaim, 
With all Your saints, Your glorious name; 
In Paradise our songs renew, 
And praise You as the angels do. 


Hymn: TLH 94:
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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— Organ Audio

1. Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King; 
Peace on earth and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled!” 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
Join the triumph of the skies; 
With the angelic host proclaim. 
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!” 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King!” 

2. Christ, by highest heaven adored. 
Christ, the everlasting Lord, 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of a virgin’s womb. 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, 
Hail the incarnate Deity! 
Pleased as Man with man to dwell; 
Jesus, our Immanuel! 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King!” 

3. Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace! 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! 
Light and life to all He brings, 
Risen with healing in His wings. 
Mild He leaves His throne on high, 
Born that man no more may die; 
Born to raise the sons of earth; 
Born to give them second birth. 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King!” 

4. Come, Desire of nations, come, 
Fix in us Thy humble home; 
Oh, to all Thyself impart, 
Formed in each believing heart! 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King; 
Peace on earth and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled!” 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King!” 


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